Hello all my readers and bloggers out there. First of all, I would like to apologize if you were waiting for next post on OddBlogger.com. I have been a bit lazy for a while. But I am back, and will try to be regular with my blog posting.
If you are a blogger (actually, maximum of my readers are blogger) then I know half of your blogging job (or I should say blogging work) is to promote your blog or your blog articles. We all know how important it to promote our blog is. You might be using Facebook, Twitter or any other social network, forums or communities to promote your blog. But have you ever got annoyed by someone else’s blog article promotion or, most importantly, do you think people may be getting annoyed by YOUR promotion strategy. If you haven’t met that delightful moment when someone comes to you and say, “STOP SPAMMING and IRRITATING ME”, then here is the list of classic ways to annoy people while promoting your blog.
#1 Link bombarding
This is the easiest way to annoy people and your friends as well. Just start bombarding your blog links in the community, social network or groups you have joined. It happens with me many times. For example, I would talk about Facebook; I just open my news feed and see same links a million times on my wall just because one of my friends has posted it in many groups, his or her wall and fan pages. (Shhhh, I have unfriend-ed many of them from my list because of this.) Same is true for twitter.
#2 Spam commenting
Well, this is the one I am REALLY annoyed by. Here’s what you have to do, visit all your favorite blogs and your friends blogs and start publishing irrelevant comments. Like visit a blog which is about Mathematics and write a poem in comments. What? Not satisfied? Ok, here’s another suggesting, trust me it’s really annoying – Just write something like this in the name field “Best Curtains shop” or “Best Holiday Packages” and in the comment section, write all the keywords of your blog and hit the publish button. Most probably, you comment will not get published but the blogger would surely get annoyed by this. Here’s the latest annoyer I got on my blog:
What happened with me once?
I got a comment on my blog which was 14,000+ words long. I did choose that comment for the BEST SPAM COMMENT AWARD on my blog and when I tried to share it on Facebook fan page of OddBlogger, I wasn’t able to add this much comments in the status. I guess I deleted like 4000+ words to adjust it in a status. Isn’t that nice? I can’t tell you what was written in the comment exactly. I didn’t bother to read it. 😀
Here’s is that comment just for my special readers, go read (LIKE THE FAN PAGE AS WELL): https://www.facebook.com/oddblogger/posts/335847876497562
#3 Sharing link on irrelevant places
As I said in the above, visit a group about Mathematics and start sharing links to your poems there, visit a group about medicines and start sharing your blogging tips there. People looking for Mathematics or medicines will definitely get annoyed by you when they will see you sharing irrelevant links there. Well, this is really common these days. To be specific, I can say, Facebook groups. I have joined many groups on Facebook. I made a group as well named – Blogger Help (You can still JOIN IT, to promote or discuss)! Of course, now it’s not used for what I made it (I made it to share, discuss and solve bloggers problems). Rather members just visit the group and throw their links. So, if you are not doing that start doing it now.
#4 Annoy people in chats and PMs
Last but not the least. When you are ready to give up against all the humanity, then you can go this way. Whenever you need a share, comment, vote etc then just make up a universal message like “Hey, please vote for my article”, “Like this and Tweet that” and send it to all your friends in chat one by one. Nothing is irritating like this. Never say, hi or hello to your friends just directly ask them to do WORK for YOU. No hesitation, these are the manners of 21st century and social media age, right?
Are you brave enough to admit?
I admit I have done something like the first one, mostly because I have been in contest (Yes, come on, SUPPORT ME) for last 6 months constantly. And I am going to take care of that from now on. What about you? Have you done anything like above I mentioned? Or would you admit if you have done so? Well, I know if you are doing one of them (definitely you are doing few of them, my friends), I want to see if you are brave enough to admit.
Did you get me?
Now, what are you thinking? Did you get me? Did you get what I was trying to convey? Have you met any of these situations when you get really annoyed with your friends promotion strategy?
You know what, I am writing this because I am really annoyed these days because of all the reasons I mentioned above.
Need more, read this: Handy Tips to Scare Away Blog Reader